Flesh Become Word: Textual Embodiment and Poetic Incarnation

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224180
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235377 | DOI:
Flesh Become Word: Textual             Embodiment and Poetic Incarnation

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This chapter talks about the hermeneutic principle that explains the theomorphic representation of the human as divine and the anthropomorphic representation of the divine as human, the transfiguration of flesh into word through the more readily known Christological incarnation of the “word into flesh”. It also explores the transition from the “phenomenology of body” to the “ontology of flesh”, which provides a valuable theoretical introduction to the analysis of the phenomenon of textual embodiment and poetic incarnation in the religious philosophy by kabbalists.

Keywords: transfiguration; Kabbalah; phenomenology; philosophy; religion; textual embodiment; poetic incarnation

Chapter.  40424 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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